Portal:Current events/January 1997

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January 1997 was the first month of that common year. The month, which began on a Wednesday, ended on a Friday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 1997.

  • In northwest Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 6 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers, and seriously wound another.
  • Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years, and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his second term.
  • Mir Aimal Kasi is sentenced to death for a 1993 assault rifle attack outside CIA headquarters that killed 2 and wounded 3.
  • It is revealed that French museums had nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
January 1997